Normal People director would like to revisit Connell and Marianne "in five years" for series 2

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Normal People finale spoilers follow.

While a second series of Normal People seems unlikely as things stand, one of the BBC series' directors has suggested an idea for how things could work should it get the go-ahead.

The hit series ended with Connell (Paul Mescal) deciding to study on a course in New York, Marianne (Daisy Edgar-Jones) revealing she wouldn't go with him.

While there has been no follow-up source material from author Sally Rooney, Lenny Abrahamson has admitted they have talked about the "possibility" of a second TV series.

Photo credit: Element Pictures/Enda Bowe - BBC
Photo credit: Element Pictures/Enda Bowe - BBC

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"We've talked about the possibility of how interesting it would be to check back in with them," he told Deadline, "but apart from just general musings and over a drink, no, there have been no concrete discussions about what it would be like.

"As Sally says, the book stops where it stops because it feels right," he continued, explaining when he imagines it could be set.

"But, I have a sneaking thing in the back of my head that if everybody was willing, and if the stars aligned, I'd love to revisit them in five years and find out what happened, where they are.

Photo credit: BBC
Photo credit: BBC

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"Is somebody a father or a mother? What relationships are they in that then get disrupted by their meeting again? But it would be really strange to pick that up eight weeks later with him travelling to New York, I think. There needs to be time. You'd do it for real, you'd do it á la Before Sunset."

Mescal himself previously addressed the possibility of a second season, suggesting that while he would like to explore Connell more, it was "not on the cards at the moment".

We suppose we'll just have to make do with that Comic Relief sketch set in the future for now.

Normal People is available to stream on BBC iPlayer.

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